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  If you are finding out a convenient and suitable way to work out at home, then you might consider whether a treadmill or an elliptical trainer could be better. In general, there are several factors to look, but the most essential one is to go for a machine which meets your budget as well as fitness goals. Impact This is one of the most common reasons why people go for an elliptical trainer rather than a treadmill. In general, the elliptical trainer is easy on the joint, particularly the joint of back, hips, knees and feet, and low-impact. Because…

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In the introduction to her 2011 book, The Emergent Christ, Franciscan Sr. Ilia Delio enthusiastically tells her readers that she has discovered “a fresh, new meaning” for the word catholic. She found it in the book Where Is Knowing Going?, in which the author, Jesuit Fr. John Haughey, explained that term catholic comes from the Greek katholikos. Kata, a preposition meaning “through,” and holou, a noun meaning “the whole,” when coupled become kath’ holou, an adverb meaning wholly. “Katholikos, a substantive that is best rendered ‘catholicity’ in English, … connotes movement towards universality or wholeness,” Haughey wrote. The parsing of…

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Look beyond health insurance to offer motivational benefits Medical insurance is provided by nearly all responding building supply retailers with sales of 1 Million or more and almost 80 percent of retailers with sales less than $1 million, according to BSHC’s study. in contrast, only 43 percent of the respondents offer profit sharing; 30 percent, a 401k plan; 21 percent, tuition reimbursement; 13 percent, flex time; 12 percent, stock options; and 0.7 percent day care assistance. But savvy retailers are looking beyond health insurance to offer a benefits package that both accommodates employees’ varied needs and prompts behavior favorable to…

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Would it be better to raise the health insurance deductible or the employee’s share of the premium payment Will a wellness program lower sick pay and insurance rates while boosting productivity and morale As health care costs zoom skyward at a rate of 18 percent a year, many building supply retailers are wrestling with such questions. But as they reassess their benefits packages, searching for ways to economize, smart retailers know that curbing costs should not mean slashing benefits. Considering the high rate of employee turnover, companies that offer the most appealing benefits have a significant edge over competitors when…

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The body of an expecting mother undergoes a huge amount of stress and works in its improved mood. It is vital to have the night sleep of complete value, which might help to accumulate and restore mother’s energy. A bad sleep and lack of sleep can cause a nervous breakdown, exhaustion and irritation. Additionally, it can affect the mother’s mood badly.  Expecting mothers know that more huge their tummies , the more challenging is to get the comfortable and right sleeping position both during night and rest of the day. Keeping this in view, I would like to give some…

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ASK OUR 30 SECOND QUIZ: When passing the organic produce section in your grocery store, you: A. March over with a purpose, filling your basket with certified organic pears, bananas, kale, carrots, everything. B. Eye the section with guilt as you opt for regular old bananas at 69 cents a pound, thinking maybe you’d switch if you were to get pregnant. C. Walk over to squeeze the tomatoes, but don’t feel convinced that scientific research has proved they’re worth the price. D. None of the above you haven’t walked through a produce section since they invented frozen pizza. Even if…

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Paige S., 14, knows what a pain a foot injury can be. “I hurt my feet doing ballet,” says the Boston teen. “I started doing pointe which is when you dance on your toes and I had to go to physical therapy to learn how to properly stretch my feet before and after dance,” she says. Despite Paige’s injury, she admits that she spends more time thinking about what shoes to wear, from flip flops to Converse sneakers, than about how to keep her feet pain free. “I don’t really think about hurting my feet, although sometimes the high heels…

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Let’s say you have a school project to do about immunization. You and a classmate sit down at computers next to each other and start your research. You both log on to the same search engine, but one of you types in the words vaccine safety, while the other searches using the words vaccine dangers. Can you guess what might happen from there? Those two combinations produce very different search results and a lot of them. A search for vaccine safety, for instance, brings up more than 900,000 Web pages; depending on the search engine, vaccine dangers can produce from…